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Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, 15 Min Walk to Dining, Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths

This enchanting home has mountain and ocean views in a perfect location; quiet neighborhood less than two minute drive to downtown or one of several popular beaches.

The most popular home in our offering, guests rave about cleanliness, peaceful location, warmly decorated interior and fun extras such as ping pong, boogie board and umbrella, kids toys and hot tub.

With free wireless Internet and washer/dryer a week- or month-long stay is possible and utterly comfortable.

One queen and one king pillow top mattress along with a small twin floor bed (good for 5' 4' or smaller) provide ample sleeping for up to five. All beds have fine linens and comforters, making the space perfect for a group of four adults or five-six with children.

Dining room seats four-five comfortably with kitchen bar seating two. High chair available.

Living room has flat screen TV, DVD player and movie library suited for kids and adults alike including the latest comedy, romance, mystery and action movies. Board games, tour and hiking books as well as coupons for local attractions are provided to make the most of your stay.

Rates vary by length of stay and number in party and range from $179 – $269/night Fall, Winter and Spring and $199 – $325/night during the Summer.

Features:

- Less than a mile to beach

- Just a mile to downtown Santa Barbara and State Street

- 1/2 mile walk to Mesa Village shops and dining

- Gated yard with sunset patio

- Back yard with private hot tub and ping pong

- Flat screen TV

- DVD player and movie library

- Board games

- Maps and tour books

- Fully stocked kitchen with more than the normal blender, toaster and coffee maker (pizza stone, muffin tins, garlic press, veggie steamer, salad spinner)

- Charming architecture with built in vanity, desk, dresser drawers and vaulted ceilings

Looking forward to providing your home-away-from-home here in Santa Barbara.

GUEST COMMENTS

'Perfect 'Home-from-Home' for a Family Vacation in SB' July 2011

The location is great (close to Downtown and the beach yet in a quiet residential area up on Mesa with a great view of the mountains) as are the house and lot (very family friendly with enclosed back yard, ping-pong table, hot tub etc.). Truly 'Home-from-Home'. - Cathal, Denmark

'Santa Barbara Rental - Perfect' December 2011

We rented the house for a week during which our daughter got married. So comfortable and spacious. The house and yards couldn't have been more wonderful for ourselves, the kids with us, and family and friends who visited. The home is complete with everything you need...and more. Ping pong and the hot tub were particular big hits. And fenced yard for our dog! - Bonnie and Ric, Bay Area

'Charming...just perfect!' March 2012

Really nice, cozy place with a great kitchen and toys and movies for the kids. My wife was happy the kitchen had a window to the yard where the kids played so she could cook and they could play. We played ping pong almost every day and liked having a hot tub too. I liked the wireless Internet - was able to take a couple more days vacation that way. We walked to Hilda Rae Park a couple times (took five minutes) where they had great views of the city and good play structure for our five year old. Thank you! - Scott and Judy Mae

'Pleasantly Surprised' December 2011

We had never vacationed using a vac home and we were really happy with what we landed. The house was in a quiet neighborhood and the way the house sits, we didn't have any neighbors, yet we were in a neighborhood. We loved the views (wow!) and the gated yard for our toddler was perfect. She loved the hot wheels car and the dvds. The beds were comfortable and the home was really well-stocked in the linens and kitchen department.

Thanks Lynn and Scott, we'll be back. - Gay and Tom Sheegay, Boise

'Cute, Nice Views' October 2011

We loved this cottage! Just girls for this trip and it was a perfect location. Had fun playing board games, sitting on the patio watching the sunset and bbq'ing. They have a good collection of DVDs. It was close to downtown (loved the shopping) and even though we didn't go to the beach on this trip we noticed they have a boogie board and other beach stuff. We've already planned a repeat girls' weekend for July 2012! Thanks Robinsons, neat place. - Cindy, Jennifer, Megan and Bryce

Keywords: Vacation home, vacation rental, santa barbara vacation rentals, vaction rental for kids, santa barbara vacation homes, santa barbara vacation home, clean, quiet, private, charming, mountain and ocean views, hot tub, wireless, ping pong, gated yard, view, close to downtown, close to the beach, walk to shopping

More Details

Owner
Lynn
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Lynn

Your hosts have been offering two vacation homes for nine years and love meeting guests and helping them create a comfortable and memorable stay.

We love what we do and take great pride in providing a clean, comfortable and well maintained place that will accentuate and improve time away from home.

Lynn purchased this house in 1999

Why Lynn chose Santa Barbara

We chose all of our homes because of their neighborhood locations, proximity to downtown and the beach and amazing views.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite spot at this particular home is the patio where birds sing, the sun sets and an evening dinner at the patio table is easy with the kitchen close by. It's a relaxing location and when we can get in (very ifew openings these days) we thoroughly enjoy our stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment from TripAdvisor.com:

"We love our February home-away-from-home on Calle Cortita in Santa Barbara. We especially love the location of this small house, in the hills overlooking the city of Santa Barbara. We love getting away from Wisconsin winters and living in Santa Barbara in a neighborhood where we can walk to wonderful stores, to the Ocean, downtown for lunch. We love winter walking without worries about ice and snow. We love looking at the sky over the mountains as we sit at the breakfast table in the mornings. We love the patio at our little house in the hills. This is our Feb. home."
Jan 2010
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Amenities

Alta Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Bath 1: tub and shower combo, hair dryer, scale. Bath 2: toilet, sink, vanity, hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1) with memory foam toppers. One twin foam floor bed, one twin air mattress, one pack n' play crib. (four additional bedrooms located at home next door - separate address)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ping Pong Table

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, 15 Min Walk to Dining, Beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 38 reviews
California
5

Cute, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this place and had a great time. The house isn't huge, but there was plenty of space for us especially because of the patio and outdoor furniture which, being right off the living room and kitchen, was like another 500 square feet of living space.

The decor is super cute. We've not experienced a vacation home this well-stocked in our six years of vacation home stays.

Ping Pong was fun as was the hot tub - jets were good at soothing sore muscles after our sailing and body surfing at the beach.

We took walks to the Village for groceries and dinner. If you like to park your car and walk, this house a good one. The "Village" - as they call it - is 15 minutes and uphill on the way home, great after stuffing yourself at Alcazar (tapas bar) or Sczechuan Chinese - yumm

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria BC Canada
5

Wonderful Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in December. We had initially booked for 3 but were enjoying our stay so much we asked for another night. Great quiet neighbourhood with nice views. Very central location for us, close to downtown and a wonderful dog beach. Home was immaculate, beds were incredibly comfortable and the kitchen was very well stocked, one of the best we’ve experienced. Walking distance to grocery stores and coffee shops. Lynn was great to work with, very helpful with our questions of restaurants, a vet for our dog and sites to see. We were driving down to Baja and enjoyed Santa Barbara so much that we stayed in another of Lynn’s properties on the way home in March.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rental

  • 5 of 5

Cute two bedroom that is fully stocked with amenities including a pack and play and a feeding chair for young kids. The home is a little older, but very charming and everything functions just fine. The owner, Lynn, is kind, quick to respond, and great to work with. Nice location in quiet neighborhood, but a quick drive to everything in SB.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goleta, CA
5

Great place to stay, nice location

  • 5 of 5

Lynn is responsive and quick to help when asked. She is easily accessible and the place is great.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding vacation experience.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation in a long time. Gorgeous setting, cozy home with all the amenities of home and then some. Lynn the owner was both gracious and unobtrusive. We will definitely return

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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3

Great Location, Enjoyable Stay

  • 3 of 5

Good location, few recommendations: wifi rarely worked during our stay, trash and recycling were not emptied prior to our visit making it difficult to keep our trash organized, shower water pressure was poor when attempting to use hot water. Accommodations were nice, two bedrooms were very large and spacious.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matthew, thank you for writing a review. We know it takes time and we appreciate it! Sorry to hear the WiFi was not working the entire time during your stay. The maid service said it was unplugged during your visit so which would explain the issue you were having. We are going to put a larger note about "unplugging" so that guests get full service in the future. The house is set for a party of four or five and with your large group over the number on the contract we did not have enough trash cans for your. We appreciate the time you took to bag up all the extra bottles and cans and separate them for recycle/trash. Hope to host you again in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cliff Room
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Municipal Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mesa Cafe, Tapas, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mesa Lane
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Santa Barbara and State Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Mesa Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Stearn's Wharf and Sunday Art Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara City College
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Mission
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Marina

20 minute walk to Thousand Steps Beach

25 minute walk to Hendry's and Arroyo Burro Beach

15 minute walk to Mesa Village for dining, grocery, organic produce, Lazy Acres, drug store and more

25 minute walk to Downtown Santa Barbara (along Carrillo Blvd)

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Rates & Availability

Alta Mesa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$4,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $185
Refundable damage deposit $275
Pet Fee $75

Two night stays permitted mid-week or where a hole in the calendar permits.
Rates valid for party of 4, add'l guests add $15/person/night.
Summer: three night minimum unless a hole in the calendar is two or three nights.
Rates will vary based on length of stay, number in party and time of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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